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Johnny McNally's Lodge

Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-2430
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (40 reviews)
“footbridge” (4 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great steak, cold beer and a view. Love this place. Be prepared for a wait, but it's worth it. Great attentive staff.

Thank Jimandfoxy
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Food isn't that great, especially for the cost. Nice drive to the restaurant. Restaurant holds some charm with its cowboy, Western look, but we weren't that impressed.

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The breakfast sandwichs are wonderful & the cheese burgers ends my day just right. In the summer time they need to expand their hrs.

Thank Thekern1957
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Delicious burgers in a mountain hideaway a must try for everyone. Home of the 40 oz porterhouse! There is a burger hut outside and a sit down restaurant inside.Get you some!

Thank spritchett99
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Just ate at "Ewing's on the Kern" for the first time and it was awesome! Great food and service; we will definitely come back again and recommend it to others! Yum!

Thank Shelly R
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It was a friend's birthday and we were on weekend fishing trip. Had heard about McNallys and made reservation . The rustic bar and dining room were perfect. Friendly service, good cocktails, decent wine and a great steaks. I had filet with butterfly shrimp; both...More

1  Thank JimboMalibu_CA
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Waited for winter to end to head up to this reataurant! Ate here many times years ago. Made reservation and upon entering several other customers were all herded to tables by the bartender! Service was fair considering price for food! Can't say as though I...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This has always been one of my treats -- to drive up river to see the white water and have a burger. This Sunday was not different EXCEPT the burger was terrible. It was dry, overcooked and tasteless. Very disappointing. When Kathy and her husband...More

1  Thank Diana W
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Service was a little shaky but from what I understand, this was the first day opening after they close for the winter. But, the owner came out to help and it was really cool they were super nice and the food more than made up...More

1  Thank billyboy195
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We ordered porterhouse steak and hamburgers and were not disappointed. There's an old fellow outside the back of the restaurant throwing horseshoes. He's pretty good. After dinner we walked the footbridge over the Kern River and watched the tubers float along the river. It was...More

Thank Kwansaii
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7 January 2017|
Response from Thekern1957 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they are closed for the season. 1-760-376-2430......?
27 June 2015|
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Response from Phillip S | Reviewed this property |
You may be able to get special attention form the owners to access WiFi, in the event that they do not have WiFi. Very Nice people. Terry was the guy in charge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-2430
  • E-mail
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